Kremlin critic Navalny says he was detained by police near Moscow home

July 24, 2019 10:45
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MOSCOW - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he had been detained by police near his home in Moscow as he left for a jog.

Navalny made the announcement on social media after his detention.It was not immediately clear why he had been detained, but the incident came days after a large street rally in Moscow during which protesters called on the authorities to allow several opposition candidates to compete in a local election.

Navalny called on protesters at the same rally to demonstrate outside Moscow city hall on Saturday if the opposition candidates were not allowed to run in the election.

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